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Five outstanding OISE faculty members receive promotion, tenure

August 26, 2020

 

The OISE community congratulates five exceptional faculty members on well deserved new promotions and tenure which began July 1, 2020. Among them are Anna Katyn Chmielewski, Angela Pyle, Sandra Styres and Marcelo Vieta, who were all awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor, and Joseph Flessa, who has been promoted to the rank of professor.

"It is my distinct pleasure to acknowledge their many excellent contributions to scholarship, teaching and to our community in general," said Dean Glen Jones.

"I would also like to thank the members of the 2019-20 tenure and promotions committees, as well as support staff, for continuing their important work under challenging circumstances."

Learn more about the outstanding faculty members below.


anna chmielewski
Anna Katyn Chmielewski of the department of leadership, higher and adult education has been awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. Chmielewski’s research uses quantitative methods and a sociological lens to investigate patterns of educational inequality internationally and over time, with a focus on socio-economic disparities in academic achievement, school segregation, curriculum differentiation, and the consequences of childhood inequality for adult skills and university access.

 



joe flessa
Joseph Flessa of the department of leadership, higher and adult education has been promoted to the rank of professor. Flessa is a scholar of urban educational policy and politics and comparative educational administration, examining school leadership and policy in an international context, with an emphasis on leadership practices in Ontario and Latin American schools. He helped develop the First Nations Schools Principals’ Course and is widely regarded as an exemplary teacher and dedicated mentor.
 



angela pyle
Angela Pyle of the department of applied psychology and human development has been awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. Pyle’s research explores the negotiated balance between academic learning and developmentally appropriate practices in classrooms, with a focus on the role of teacher curricular stance in pedagogical decision-making, the development of critical literacy skills through play-based learning, and how teachers' assessment practices support and extend children's learning in play-based contexts.



sandra styres
Sandra Styres of the department of curriculum, teaching and learning has been awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. Styres’ research explores Iethi’nihsténha Ohwentsia’kékha (Land)-centered approaches to Indigenous philosophies, pedagogies and teaching practices, focusing on critical decolonizing approaches to Indigenous pedagogies, the integration of Indigenous land-centered philosophies within diverse educational contexts, and on  Indigeneity and Indigenous resurgence within higher learning contexts. 
 



marcelo vieta
Marcelo Vieta of the department of leadership, higher and adult education has been awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor. Vieta’s research investigates the social, organizational and individual dimensions of social and solidarity economies and alternative work organizations by developing critical theories of social and solidarity economies against and beyond capitalist logics, empirically mapping transformative workplaces, and investigating learning at and for work in times of neoliberal crisis.